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Naked Lunch

William S. Burroughs' 1959 free-form, underground classic is brought to the screen weaving elements of the author's life with the fictional material. Peter Weller plays an aspiring writer and N.Y.C. exterminator in 1953 and when his loony, drug-addicted wife (Judy Davis) drops out of sight, the real story takes off. He is immersed in an extended, drug-laced odyssey to a Casablanca-like community that's seething with oddballs and weirdos. David Cronenberg's direction is superb. With Ian Holm, Julian Sands and Roy Scheider.

Year: 1991
Genre: Queer Cinema, Cult Films / After Dark, Film Festivals 1992, High Times, Counterculture, Avant-garde / Experimental, Best of the 1990s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Contemporary Noir
Country: Canada
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Roy Scheider
Duration: 115 Minutes
Rating: R13
7.1/10
Location in store: Cult
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